Effects of Facebook on Children

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Effects of Facebook on Children

Facebook! “Everyone and their mother” has a Facebook account; with over 800 million users (Facebook, 2011), even children ranging from grades 4-12 access the popular website. A lot of people know the risks of using Facebook and still allow their children to have access to it. The social website does have positive features for children like it allows for the development of “social capital,” or the amount of friends he/she has, can make the child feel important and loved, and it also can give the child the opportunity to get involved in social events and charities in their community (Smith, 2011). Even though there are positives for minors, there are also severe negatives that go along with it; for example, using Facebook wastes a lot of the child’s time, they truly have no privacy, and it acts as a moral disconnect.

First, being one who uses a lot of technology and studying in the technology field, I know how much time can be spent in front of a monitor for countless hours doing absolutely nothing. An article written by Fodeman & Monroe (2009) states, “We have concerns for children and teens today growing up in a world where they are wired 24/7 without a break.” This means that because the Facebook website is live at any given time and day; therefore, without parents controlling their kids’ time for computer usage, they can be on the website for numerous hours at a time. The authors also write in their article, “For some, it even raises their anxiety level to be without their cell phones for even a few hours!” I know, from my personal experience, that I cannot leave my house without my cell phone. With this being said, the child may not maintain his/her ability to consciously use the necessary time to take care of the “human needs” and can become ill or start fail school due to their lack of study habit. Many users of Facebook…...

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